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of globalization changes in technology that have advantaged the educated of those with high skills at the expense of the uneducated. and there clearly there is some truth to this story that education matters more on determining economic rewards. but the more we looked at this, the less satisfied we were that explanation. that it couldn't explain why the economic gains were so concentr ed within a very small subset of the educated people in american society. i mean 29% of americans now have college degrees but much, much smaller percentage of amerans were benefiting from this economic transformation. >> well as we speak i can hear all of those free-marketers out they say "come on, piers -- come on hacker, it is the global economy. it's the cheap labor overseas. it's those high-technology skills that you say are required, these deep forces that actually are beyond our control, d are making inevitable this division between the top and everyone else," right? that's what they were saying as they listen to you right now. >> we think the story that's told about how the global economy has shifted clearly
and a colleague of the late u.s. commissioner of education ernest boyer. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> kathleen, the last time you were here you said all we've got left in the search for truth and knowledge is the debate. all right, are you satisfied now? >> no, we did not get an answer to the question that i wanted answered, which is "what are the sacrifices you're going to ask of us?no where are you going to get the mon that weweeed in a way thatee won't tank the economy, that will incease the likelihood of economic growth?" and so, the problem now facing a the country and the candidates is we're going to elect a candidate who is going to govern by asking us to make choices that we haven't anticipated. and as a result, we're going to feel betrayed to some extent, even if we voted for that ndidate. >> the debates were the most watched in a long time. your field intersects politics and entertainment. do you think entertainment e.values had something to do wi this? >> well, i think sus ense was what was required down to the wire. s and that's what we got. one won one,
in place, so education anage, all the things that might affect knowledge, your level of e, knowledge about the debates drops. that is, your ability to make accurate distinctions drops -- >> how do you explain that? >> explain it because you're in fact being distracted. we all think we multitask well. and the best res rch says that we -- >> no longer. >> rtually don't. >> i don't. >> and so, to the extent that you are focusing on something tu m ist, that commentary str framing things for you.is so you're now seeing through someone else's lens or you're trying to create your own lens if you're the one who's tweeting, instead of engaging in the content. but secondly, you're being distracted from the content. so as you're reacting, you're di not processing useful information. we have fundamentay, in this new social media environment, changed the way in which a discernible part of the pothulation is absorbing conten. and they're not getting as much out of thdebates, we suspect, as they might otherwise. what are they learning? big bird, binders and bayonets.e one, two, three. >> but consider th
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